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Pedro Del Corral, Ph.D., M.D.
Academic Program Director
Phone: (630) 829-6575
Fax: (630) 829-6547

Regina Schurman, Ed.D., R.C.E.P., C.P.A.
* Administrative Program Director
Phone: (630) 829-2171
Fax: (630) 829-6547
* The Activities of Daily Living Performance Enhancement
Center Coordinator
Villa St. Benedict
Phone: (630) 725-6563
Fax: (630) 725-6564

By mail
Benedictine University
Birck Hall, Room 348
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532


(630) 829-6565

(630) 829-6547

8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m


Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Benedictine University's Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (M.S.C.E.P.) program is a two-year, adult evening program designed in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine for certification as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (What is an R.C.E.P.?). Students develop the skills and qualifications to work in the prevention of cardiovascular, pulmonary and other lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Students also recieve extensive hands-on training in the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced problems related to these diseases. The program is academically demanding and requires considerable commitment on the part of the student. If you are a highley motivated person who takes pride in building a sound scientific knowledge base about exercise physiology, we encourage you to contact us to set up an interview and tour our facilities.




The Human Physiology Lab at Benedictine University is well equipped with the latest technology to assess the physiological performance of individuals. This laboratory enhances the coursework in the MSCEP program as well as allows us to provide testing services to community members. For additional information on our clinical sites, Villa St. Benedict facilities and our University Fitness Center click here


Our students are out and about using their skills. Current students are using our laboratory facilities for athlete asssessment testing, while alumni and faculty are presenting and lecturing. Click here to see what we're up to!


Clinical internships offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience in the workplace. M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology internships are supervised by practicing professionals in the field who provide feedback on the student’s knowledge, skills and abilities as well as personal attributes that employers seek when making new hires. See our student interns in action.


Graduates from this program can be found in a variety of leadership roles in many professional settings including hospitals, independent cardiac rehabiliation programs, agencies, schools, corporations and health clubs. In addition, the program provides an excellent educational background for those who wish to pursue further study at medical school or doctorate level. Click here for information on our graduates.

Congratuations to our 2014 Graduates!